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Chamber to Host All Candidates Debate

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce today announced it will host an all candidates debate leading to the October 22 Municipal election. The debate will be held on Wednesday October 10 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.



President Message

In the midst of summer, and with plenty of activities in and around our community, I hope you get out and enjoy the season. Your Chamber recently celebrated an important achievement, one I would like to share with our members. We were a driving force in the creation of a unique, international Tri Chamber Alliance. […]



Address Workforce Talent Shortage says OCC

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has heard from area businesses who report having difficulty finding employees with the skills and commitment to do the job. The Chamber has now learned that its Ontario counterpart is calling on all political parties to take action. In fact, it will be a key topic at the OCC’s upcoming […]



Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Mental health is becoming an alarming issue in the workplace and in communities across Canada. Your Chamber offers this backgrounder on the issue and can provide you with links to a number of resources. One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness every year, that’s more than seven million people. And, […]



Marijuana in the Workplace – It could impact your business

Legalized marijuana has the potential to be both significant and alarming for the Cornwall area’s business sector. Top concerns surrounding the impact of marijuana the workplace include: employees operating motorized equipment, disciplinary procedures, decreased work performance, and attendance. Ask yourself: • How will my employees be able to carry out their jobs? • Will their […]



U.S. Chambers supporting Canadian NAFTA renewal

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is getting NAFTA renewal support from two U.S. states. Both the California and Kentucky Chambers of Commerce appear to be supporting the renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trade between California and Ontario is extremely strong with an upward trajectory over the past five years. California […]



A Profitable But Untapped Labour Source

Businesses with 20 or more employees were required, to file a 2017 Accessibility Compliance report by December 31, 2017. While the report focuses on accessibility for your clients, we thought you would be interested in the positive experience of a major Canadian firm that utilizes the disabled as part of its workforce. Sodexo, one of […]



Canadian Chamber Report – Federal Budget

The 2018 Budget presents many interesting measures, but does not address the fundamental issues facing Canada’s economy. That from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “Canadian business asked the government to focus on fundamentals like the growing competitiveness gap, the need to attract more private sector investment and presenting a realistic plan to balance the government’s […]



OCC calls upon government to Rescind Small Business Tax

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is rallying the province’s Chamber Network in 135 communities to call on the Ontario Government to remove two proposed tax reforms from the 2018 budget, reforms that will cost employers nearly half a billion dollars in new taxes. The Ontario Government announced in its 2018 budget that it will […]



Nomination From 2018/2019 Board of Directors

According to the Constitution and By Laws of the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, the Nominating Committee shall select a slate of candidates to fill all vacancies on the Board of Directors. Additional nominations may be submitted by any member in good standing provided such nomination is endorsed by three members and the nominee […]



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